OCCRA is excited to return to one of our state’s awesome public riding areas for Round 10 September 22nd and 23rd – Gruber ORV Park! Located in Green Country near Muskogee, this park provides a diverse terrain for track building. Also, the Gruber Trust has expanded their parking area to allow more room for camping, so we are looking forward to that. We would like to thank Bluewater Divers for sponsoring this round.
We would like to remind everyone that the $5 temporary fall membership is going on, so if you’re new to OCCRA and want to give racing a shot, this is a good opportunity to run 1 round for very little cost.
Big Black’s BBQ will be out food vendor this round, so be sure to show you support.
Saturday evening will be a Turkey Egg Hunt for the younger racers. This will take place on the short course track, and this event is free to participate.
We will also have our Bible Study at the scoring trailer at 7:00pm Saturday evening. We invite anyone and everyone to attend.
As always, be sure to visit the website for any additional information, driving directions, and GPS coordinates, and keep an eye on Facebook for any additional information.
See you all at Round 10!!!!
AXC racers, please reference this table to see the class that you will be entering at the Battle of the Border. You will compete against one another for race day awards, but the results will be separated for season points in both series. For season points, you will only be scored against racers in your own class/series.
OCCRA CLASS | AXC CLASS
Mini Quad Race (Saturday Race #1)
- Mini Quad X | ATV Mini Intermediate (90-150cc)
- Mini Quad B | ATV Mini Novice (<90cc)
Short Course Quad (Saturday Race #2)
- Youth Short Course Quad | ATV Mini Pro (Open)
X Long Course Quad (Saturday Race #3)
- AA Quad | ATV AXC 1 (Pro)
- Expert Quad | ATV AXC 2 (A-Open)
- Intermediate Quad | ATV B-Open and ATV B-Vet (35+)
- Amateur Quad | ATV C-Open and ATV C-Vet (35+)
- Sportsman Quad | Novice (First Year Racer) and ATV Jr. Pro
- Womens Quad | ATV Women
Saturday Bike Short Course (Saturday Race #4)
- No combined classes
Mini 50 Race (Sunday Race #1)
- Mini 50A | M/C Mini Int. and M/C Mini Pro
- Mini 50B | M/C Mini Nov
Mini 85 Race (Sunday Race #2)
- Mini 85A | M/C Jr. Int.
- Mini 85B | M/C Jr. Nov.
- Mini 85W | M/C Jr. Women
Mini 65 Race (Sunday Race #3)
- No combined classes
A Race (Sunday Race #4)
- AA Bike | M/X AXC1 (Pro)
- XC1 Bike | M/C AXC 2 (A-Op)
- Intermediate Bike | M/C B-Open
- 30+ Intermediate | M/C B-Vet (35+)
- 50+ Intermediate | M/C Masters (50+)
B Race (Sunday Race #5)
- 30+ Amateur Bike | M/C C-Vet (35+)
- Sportsman Bike | M/C C-Open
- Youth Bike | M/C Jr. Pro
- Womens Amateur Bike | M/C Women
- Open C Bike | M/C Novice (1st Year Racer)
Racers, Round 9 at Big Fox Run is right around the corner, September 8th and 9th. This is our first Battle of the Border, as this is a joint race with AXC Racing and OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association. We are excited for this round, and are looking forward to some new activities, some great racing, and most importantly, building of friendships within our racing community.
We would like to thank our sponsors this round, Brown Oil Tools and ServiceMaster Restore. We have stepped it up a little this round for the awards, compliments to these 2 great sponsors. We would also like to thank AXC Racing for getting the award for the Battle of the Border, which will be presented to the winning state. More details to come.
This round, Mona’s Rose of Sharon will be on site for our concession needs, so be sure to pay them a visit. We appreciate them always being willing to come to a race and provide food and beverages. Please show them our continued support.
Saturday evening, we have a special event. Emily J. Cohlmia has setup a Powerwheels Downhill Challenge. For all the details on this, look for the post specifically on this on either OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association Facebook pages, as well as AXC Racing Racing Facebook page.
This is only our second year to race at Big Fox Run, and last year was a real treat. We would like to thank the land owners for once again inviting us out to their property. If this will be your first race here, you are in for a real treat. The land is beautiful, and the track was great last year. Thank you guys again for inviting us back to race.
Local Hotel Event Rate
Racers, Thanks to Russell Doughty, we once again have a host hotel for Round 9 at Big Fox Run. See the details below.
Holiday Inn Express
201 Hillview Pkwy
Poteau, OK 74953
$89 ROOM RATE
Tell them YOU’RE with OCCRA
Power Wheels Challenge
See the post below for the special event info…
As always, be sure to visit the round event page below for additional information, travelling directions, GPS coordinates, and other information. As always, be sure to call before you haul if there are any weather concerns!!! 405-390-5227
Get your old, broken down Power Wheels ready for a downhill race at Big Fox Run! Challenge the Arkansas folks to see who has the fastest gravity driven Power Wheels!
That’s right, racers!! We are less then 2 weeks away from Round 9 at Big Fox Run, which will be a Battle of the Border event with AXC Racing. This round we will have an always fun and entertaining Power Wheels Downhill Challenge.Thanks to our new officer Emily J. Cohlmiafor her passion for creating fun events to build the bond of our members this year. Without further ado, here are the details from Emily.
1. Have Fun
2. Must wear a DOT approved helmet, eye protection, and boots.
3. First one to the bottom wins.
4. You can have 1 pusher at a time.
5. The pusher cannot cross the start line.
6. You cannot affect another racer on purpose.
7. Races will be heads up, single elimination, with the winner advancing.
1. Must have plastic wheels.
2. Must have been previously electric (12/24 volt)
3. Stock electric motors are optional.
4. Must have stock suspension.
5. You can take anything off.
6. You can add a board or pillow or something to sit on.
7. Must have stock body and frame.
8. Each racer must take all of their machines and/or parts of machines home.
9. All Vehicles must pass tech inspection.
Get out the paint, graphics, etc. because we will be judging a Best-In-Show Power Wheels. Add pics of your race-ready Power Wheels in the comments.
Look for directions and signs to the downhill race location once you are on BFR’S property. Best-In-Show contest will begin at 6:30 PM with the race directly afterwards. It will be bracket style racing.
You must have an OCCRA or temporary weekend membership to participate. Ages 16-18 may participate with written parental permission and a parent present. Otherwise, ages 18+ can participate. No entry fee!!!
Be on the lookout for the race flier later this week.
Round 5 at in Indiahoma is this weekend. We would liek to thank David Brown and Brown Oil Tools for their support this round. Be sure to thank David when you see him at the track.
The track is similar to last year, but with some new sections. The long course is 7 miles long with 2 creek crossings, and will be a fast track. Womens short course is 3.7 miles long, and also have 2 creek crossings and a few high speed sections. At this time, I do not have mini track details. Thanks to Russell Doughty, David Brown, Shane Apple, Tim Glandon, Batman and his crew marking and getting it ready to race this weekend!
With the warmer weather we have been having, be sure to drink plenty of water this week and stay hydrated. Also, be sure to stay weather aware this week as we have expected severe weather leading up to this weekend.
Look closely at the schedule, as we have adjust race times a little as well as practice times.
We will be having a few special events on Saturday evening. Look for a post in the next day or so with details. Also, be sure to attend the Bible Study at the scoring trailer on Saturday evening at 7pm.
Reminder that gates open at 3pm on Friday, and we ask that racers wait until that time or after to arrive so that the officers have time to get ready, gate attendants to arrive, and details like gate flyers make it on-site.
Thank you all and we will see you this weekend at Baldwin Ranch.
Round 4 Update!!! As of now the race is on as scheduled. We have been monitoring the forecast, but all agree from past experience that Pettijohn’s land can take on quite a bit of moisture and still be good to race. It will be wet, and cold. Be sure to pack warm clothes, rain gear, mud boots, and maybe scuba gear just to be safe!! 😂😂 We will see you all soon. Gates open at 3 p.m. Please be courteous of that and please do not show up early. Thank you.
Also, please do not camp along the tree line along the creek. The track will run along the north side of creek. If you are unsure of this location, please find an officer and confirm before you set up camp.
We regret to inform that we are having to postpone this round until the rain date June 9th and 10th. Postponing was already borderline with the forecasted cold temperatures, but with the rain they received today it has made the parking area impassible. We already have a few officers who attempted to get in and are currently stuck.
We apologize for the late notice, but we do not want to destroy the land owner property, and do not want to see people having damaged RV’s and toy haulers from getting stuck.
Please share this post, and call your friends and families to let them know. Again, sorry for the late notice. We were hopeful conditions would be better then they are.
Racers, we are 3 days away from Round 2 at Fry Lake in Seminole. We would like to thank the fine people at Ajax Motorsports for sponsoring this round, and their continued support to our series. Check them out for all your offroad and onroad bike needs.
The weather is looking good this weekend, with temps at or near 80 all weekend. Lows should hover around mid to upper 50’s, but there is a moderate chance of some rain on Sunday. Be sure to stay hydrated, as we have not had warmer temps for racing in a while.
As mentioned by the medics last round, with the warmer temps we will start seeing snakes. If you see any snakes at Fry Lake, please leave them alone and do not mess with them.
Reminder of construction on I-40 east of OKC. Las time I was out there, it was 2 lanes with walls on both sides on the line. Be careful going through there with your RV’s and toy haulers.
Hopefully everyone has removed those pesky sandburrs and stickers from Woodward. If you haven’t, please do so before coming to Fry Lake. Cole Williams has posted a video on the pages with a good method for removing them from tires. Be sure to check it out.
Bible study will take place on Saturday evening. We invite you all to attend, and thanks to the members that lead this each round.
Just as a reminder, we have some rules to keep in mind this weekend. Anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times on a motorized offroad vehicle. No exceptions. Also, there is no pit riding allowed. Please keep your young riders off their bikes and quads except for race time, and to and from the starting area for their race. This will be strictly enforced. Also, as of 4:45pm on 3/19, Seminole county and all surrounding counties are not under a burn ban, but please use extreme caution with any open flames. Do not leave them unattended.
Last but not least, be sure to attend the Dirt Bike Limbo on Saturday evening at 6:15, following bike practice. This event is being sponsored by E.J. Images, so thanks to Emily J. Cohlmia for getting this event in place.
Gates open at 3pm on Friday, so we will see everyone out there after that time. Visit the link below for directions, GPS coordinates, and other info for this round.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has revamped and upgraded their Race Gas program for the 2018 season. For the most part, the program is the same. RMATVMC is still giving you that awesome $10 credit per round but now, instead of being delivered by mail, it will now be electronically credited to your Rocky Mountain account. So you will now be able to get to your Race Gas even quicker. They are even going to send out notification of Race Gas added to your account and reminders to use your Race Gas credit before it expires. With that being said, it is all tied to your email address now, so it is important that your correct e-mail address is on file with OCCRA.
- Make sure your email address is legibly written on your membership form.
- The e-mail you give us should match the e-mail you use for your RMATV account.
- If you don’t yet have a RMATV account, you can create one from the credit notification e-mail that you will get from RMATV.
These are exciting new changes from Rocky Mountain that will make it faster and easier for you to get and use your Race Gas. Be sure to thank RMATVMC for this awesome service to the riding community in your post race write-ups!
So the big takeaway from this post – OCCRA MUST HAVE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE TO GET RACE GAS!
OCCRA members, the time has come to announce the 2018 season schedule. The officers have been working hard to lock in race locations, and have put together a solid schedule. As of now, we have 1 charity race back at MPH in Guthrie, and we will race BFR as a co-sanctioned race with Arkansas XC racing (AXC).
As you can see, we have 1 race that is TBD. As soon as that location is finalized, we will send out an update and proceed with making race posters. Without further adieu, here is your 2018 schedule.
Round 1 – 3/10-13/1 – Fry Lake – Seminole
Round 2 – 3/24-3/25 – Terbush Ranch – Woodward
Round 3 – 4/7-4/8 – Pleasant Valley Farms – Sand Springs
Round 4 – 4/21-4/22 – Pettijohns Off-Road Park – Rush Springs
Round 5 – 5/5-5/6 – Baldwin Ranch – Indiahoma
Round 6 – 5/19-5/20 – Discoveryland – Sand Springs
Round 7 – 6/2-6/3 – Williams Ranch – Skiatook
Round 8 – 8/25-8/26 – To be determined
Round 9 – 9/8-9/9 – Big Fox Run – Poteau – Co-Sanctioned with AXC
Round 10 – 9/22-9/23 – Gruber
Round 11 – 10/6-10/7 – Henryetta
Round 12 – 10/20-10/21 – Sundog – Lexington
Wow, can you believe that another season is almost over? We’re within 5 days of kicking off the 2017 season finale at Sundog Trails! This race is sponsored by Innovative Comfort Solutions and that certainly seems like a timely placement because it looks like it’s going to be a chilly weekend! Time to check your heat pump and check your gear bag to make sure you pack the necessities for a chilly weekend! Sundog Trails will be providing a concession stand.
As for this weekend we have an awesome final round planned. A host of volunteers and current/future officers, led by David Brown, have been out at the track laying out the course and cutting in new trail. Amazingly, these courses don’t just materialize out of thin air and we are super appreciative of the wonderful folks that give up their off weekends to build our race tracks!
You can expect some wooded sections, some high speed beach and of, course, a bunch ‘o sand! The exact layout will be revealed this weekend after we see how much water soaks in and what the river level is at. Regardless, it should be fun! Note the Saturday schedule – it had to be tweaked a little to accommodate the decreasing light situation and a shared track.
Now after the races on Saturday, we hope you stick around for some trick or treating for the kids and a walk through the spooky mini track. The spooky forest is spearheaded by Amy and Bobby McIntire! We also encourage everyone that is interested to dress up or decorate your camp site.
The OCCRA scoring folks are also going to be handing out goodie bags to our awesome youth racers at registration AND Trackside Supply is going to be providing holeshot awards for the kiddos. Sounds like the kids are really in for a good haul this weekend!
We can’t wait to see everyone for one last round in the 2017 season. This is a great spectator track, so bring your family and friends to watch you race or – even better – bring some buddies out to take advantage of the discounted fall membership. Please share this with your friends and we’ll see you this weekend! #occra #xcracing #sundogtrails
What a FANTASTIC weekend for a race! The weather was perfect and it was certainly nice to have a little moisture in the soil. A big thanks goes out to Dave Campbell and his Fry Lake crew that put together two separate tracks and invited us to their awesome property to have an event. We would also like to thank Ajax Motorsports for not only sponsoring this event, but also for putting on the fun bike games Saturday evening. We really appreciate your support!
Round 10 was also officer election time. Since no positions ran contested, there was no election held. I will announce the new officers in a separate post, but I can definitely say that we appreciate the fine folks that have stepped forward and look forward to building a great series for 2018!
Next stop is OCCRA 2017 Rd 11 Discoveryland XC near Sand Springs, OK, generously sponsored by Ram Jack of Oklahoma & Arkansas! I have to say that I think this is a pretty cool spot. The camping area is awesome…nice and flat with a bunch of space. Terrain is relatively flat but very wooded…I think it’s pretty similar to Skiatook if you’re looking for a comparison. We also have a cookout planned for this event – OCCRA and Lampton Welding Supply in conjunction with Schwab Meat Co will be providing the burgers and dogs and condiments. We just ask that you bring a side or dessert to share and a drink for yourself. $10 Fall membership will also continue, so bring your friends.
Anyway, have a great couple of weeks and we’ll see you in Sand Springs!
CAMP XC is a premiere, unique opportunity for riders/racers of all levels and ages!
Wanna ride smoother? Wanna go faster? Wanna get those lap times down? Then you don’t wanna miss this chance!
Come ride & train with some awesome guys and have a blast while doin it!
$325.00 — Camper tuition includes:
- FREE primitive camping all weekend (bring your rv, trailer, tent, etc…)
- Camp t-shirt & water bottle
- Welcome dinner Friday evening
- “Ultimate Dodgeball” Friday night
- All day training Saturday
- “Extreme Iron Man” obstacle race
- Full XC RACE: (1) entry fee on Sunday
The 2018 schedule dates have been picked out. We can now begin filling them in with locations. So here’s your dates – mark ’em down!
Round 1 – March 10-11
Round 2 – March 24-25
Round 3 – April 7-8
Round 4 – April 21-22
Round 5 – May 5-6
Round 6 – May 19-20
Round 7 – June 2-3
Round 8 – August 25-26
Round 9 – September 8-9
Round 10 – September 22-23
Round 11 – October 6-7
Round 12 – October 20-21
Unfortunately, we have had to make yet another location change for the 2017 season. Round 11 will now be held at a member owned property of approximately 300 acres just west of Lawton. It offers wooded areas, desert-like mesquite, gradual elevation change and a huge canyon for us to play in. You don’t have to worry about rocks and the soil is a nice, black loam. The parking area is about 17 acres and is nice and flat. Although we were definitely looking forward to the Seminole location and regret having to change, at the same time, as they say, where one door closes another one opens. We now get to explore a new location with a lot of potential and hopefully a good run on our circuit! We are very appreciative of the landowner and to the round sponsor – Ram Jack of Oklahoma & Arkansas for helping us present this round!
You can get directions and other information as we add it on the event page: http://www.occra.com/events/2017rd11/
We hope that everyone had a nice long weekend and also hope that everyone took the time to remember those that fell defending the freedom that we all enjoy. Now thanks to the long weekend, we have fewer days to wait until OCCRA 2017 Rd 7 Lone Tree Benefit Race. We had a huge crew […]
We are excited to announce that Round 8 will be held at a new location (to us) – Big Fox Run near Poteau, OK. This location is a lush, wooded property of over 400 acres and the property owner has already offered for our members to stay an extra day and ride recreationally after the race. Very cool. Thank you Big Fox Run for welcoming us to your property this fall!
Check out their Facebook page:
Teamwork makes the dream work! With just one weekend to prep a new track, our options were pretty much to drop the round or get to work and make it happen. This awesome team of officers and members said we want to race!! So it to Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park they went to scout, layout, trim […]
Video provided by the talented team at Ajax Motorsports in Oklahoma City! Well we just closed out round 3 with a fantastic weekend at Terbush Ranch! The Wild West Shootout saw a lot of great battles as riders enjoyed Woodward soil with good moisture. Ron Rader, Randy Rader, Vic Terbush, Russell Doughty, Mary Doughty, the […]
(Video courtesy Ajax Motorsports) Well we “dodged a bullet” as the weather guys like to say and actually ended up with a pretty nice weekend! It was a little on the dusty side, but at least there was some wind to blow the dust away. We had a great turnout, welcoming new members and even […]
Ok race fans, we are primed and ready to head to Jupie’s place in Ada for 2017 Round 2! Ada is always a racer favorite and has a great mix of soil types, elevation change, some easy MX, multiple line options and some places to crank the throttle and show off! Spectators can enjoy easy […]
You’ve seen some of these links already, but I compiled them into one post for your convenience. For being such a muddy weekend, y’all hauled in a lot of photos! Thank you very very much to Dylan Pilgrim, Kristi Salek, Stacie Ann Wyatt and Emily Cohlmia for some great memories! And, thank you to Cody […]
Well round 1 is in the books. It started off pretty muddy and ended up pretty nice. The sun even came out for a bit! Thank you to Williams Ranch for allowing us to ride, race, and hangout with friends. Thank you to the title race sponsor Sprinkler Works, and thank you to the officers and members that helped make the weekend possible. Be sure and check out our contingencies on the website. Enjoy the extra hour of sunlight and be careful on you way home.
Some photos that have turned up (will update this post if we see more pop up). Thank you to our volunteer photographers for recording the memories!
- Pilgrim’s Pictures A Bikes
- Pilgrim’s Pictures B Bikes
- Kristi Salek Photography A Bikes
- Kristi Salek Photography B Bikes
- Stacie Ann Wyatt
Race results have been posted, so head on over and check out your times. Thank you again to everyone for a great weekend despite a little interference from the weather!
We would like to notify you of a change of venue for Round 2. Due to a scheduling conflict that arose, we will not be racing at the Ninnekah location this season. Instead, we are going to head west to a crowd favorite track – Buckhorn Track & Trail in Ada. Jupie’s place is always a great place to ride and has plenty of spectator access and good camping spots. Stay tuned for updates about track layout, etc. So revise your calendars and we’ll see you at Ada for Round 2.
Who is ready for round 1 at Williams Ranch in Skiatook? Cole Williams took the time to give us a track preview compete with his signature running start. Thanks to Cole, Ty Richardson, Clint Cranford, Brian Knepshield and David Brown fit putting in the work to get us a fresh new look at Skiatook. According […]